When it comes to performance enhancing substances, the hormone testosterone is up there at the top. For physical performance and building an epic physique, testosterone is hard to beat. Pine pollen, the natural alternative
This is why TRT (testosterone replacement therapy) is growing increasingly popular among men who seek to reverse symptoms of aging or just want an easy way of building muscle, staying lean and improving sex drive.
However, the endocrine system in the body handles the extremely delicate job of balancing our hormones. Injecting testosterone or using steroid drugs which increase testosterone, is like firing your endocrine system into space without mapping out a trajectory.
Don’t Break Yourself In The Search For Ergogenic Aids
You cannot correctly balance a biological system we don't fully understand yet with pills and needles. This is why testosterone injections often come with such a multitude of side effects and are often not long-term sustainable.
The thing your doctor often fail to mention as well is that going on synthetic testosterone will shut down your own production. If you stay on it long enough, it can also permanently damage your testosterone production which results in you not ever being able to get back to where you started.
This is often what is seen in guys who abuse anabolic steroids long term. Basically, don’t be reckless with your balls guys!
Lucky for us, there are natural alternatives that while no being as efficient as the real thing, can still greatly benefit your testosterone levels without causing any damage.
In this article, we will cover one of the best testosterone boosting substances in nature, Pine pollen. Yes, you heard that right, the pollen from some species of pine trees are one of the most androgenic substances in nature.
What separates pine pollen from all those ineffective testosterone boosters you see lining the shelves of your local GNC is that pine pollen contains REAL testosterone!
A True Natural Steroid
Pine pollen contains natural androgens such as androstenedione (a steroid hormone that has been synthetically manufactured and used as an anabolic steroid), testosterone, DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone, a precursor to testosterone) as well as many other plant steroids.
Of course, the amounts contained can in no way be compared to the dosages that they have been used as ergogenic substances in the form of anabolics; however, when consumed in supplemental amounts they provide a boost to our natural hormone levels.
So when it comes to natural testosterone boosters, pine pollen is up there at the top!
The Many Other Benefits of Pine Pollen
Using pine pollen as a supplement or even medicine is not something new, the pollen has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for over 2000 years. The Chinese view pine pollen as a substance that increases your Jing, which means life force.
Basically, it can help reverse and halt symptoms of aging and bring the body back to a younger state. It was first mentioned in an ancient book on medicinal herbs that was written 200 AD.
Medicinally, pine pollen has been used to treat a wide variety of conditions such as:
- Heart conditions
- Rheumatic Pain
- Prostate inflammation (BPH)
- Help digestion
- Improve lung function
- Beautify the skin
- Increase Energy
- Weight loss
- Building a stronger body
- Building a stronger immune system
Today, pine pollen is primarily used as an anti-aging supplement for men, especially to balance and restore healthy hormone levels and sexual function. Other potential benefits are:
- Reduction in cholesterol levels
- Improved hair growth
- Increased stamina
- Higher levels of free testosterone
- Liver regeneration
- Improved cognition
As you can see, most of the above benefits are tied to the aging process. In traditional Chinese medicine, the aging process is what depletes our life force, called Jing.
Pine pollen is used to replenish it and hence restore regular bodily functions. This is an excellent example of how ancient knowledge is still applicable today; it is just using a different terminology than what we do in modern times.
Tincture or Powder: The Critical Choice
When it comes to using pine pollen to increase testosterone levels, using it in tincture form is key. The testosterone contained in pine pollen is not bioavailable when consumed orally as a powder because stomach acids damage and destroy the molecules before they have time to enter our bloodstream.
The solution is creating a tincture of pine pollen contained in alcohol. This dissolves the testosterone and steroidal compounds into the alcohol which makes them absorbable through the mucus membranes in our mouth.
You consume a few dropper fulls of tincture by administering it under the tongue and holding it there for up to a minute before swallowing. This makes the androgenic compounds absorb directly into your bloodstream and makes it a very useful supplement for boosting hormone levels.
The Power of Powder
However, just because the testosterone in pine pollen is not bioavailable orally, does not mean the powder has no use. Pine pollen powder is a great addition to protein shakes or smoothies to give them a nutritional boost. Pine pollen powder is much more dense in nutrients than the tincture and is an ideal option for an all natural multivitamin replacement.
Pine pollen powder contains a myriad of vitamins and minerals such as:
- Vitamin B (B1, B2, B3, B6)
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin E
- Beta Carotene
Morning erections are an effective way to judge your endocrine and hormonal health. All guys should have them, even up into older age. They might not be there every day (since a lack of sleep or many other temporary lifestyle changes can affect it), but if everything is as it should they should at least be there when you awake every other day. Young guys should have them daily.
The great thing about pine pollen powder is that it is very consistent at bringing back your morning erections when megadosed. Try consuming 4 tablespoons before bed, and in a few days, you should be experiencing some action.
It is not sure what is responsible for this effect, but there is the potential that the DHEA inside pine pollen is denser in the powder and is more stable and have good bioavailability when consumed orally. Hopefully, there will be scientific studies done to confirm exactly how pine pollen exerts this effect.
Many guys are obsessed with testosterone boosters and spend hundreds of dollars on them without actually doing any research themselves. Don’t fall for false advertising and shiny pill bottles lining the shelves of your local supplement store, do the research.
Few natural substances can actually boost testosterone, and even fewer are potent at it. Pine pollen is one of the best out there, and if you are going to invest some money in a T booster, pine pollen is a safe bet!